I went to bed last night at 11:30pm. I woke up this A.M. at 5:30 and jumped out of bed.
I don’t want to sound like Mr. motivator or whatever. I’m actually not happy about this.
I told my wife that I’d prefer to sleep in, because I get bored in the morning.
My body and mind just aren’t tired anymore. I used to be the sleepiest guy in the world. Now, I am wide eyed at 5:30am trying to force myself back to sleep. I don’t get tired during the day either. It’s a constant state of alertness. I feel like my Farmer Grandpa who never slept.
I’m now 56 days off of sugar.
At the height of my sugar addiction I weighed 235 lbs. I didn’t even realize how overweight I was. I felt awful and I was in constant pain and brain fog, but I didn’t think about my diet.
Today, I weighed in at 179.6. I haven’t seen a 7 on the scale since I was a Sophomore in High School. And I’m not grinding out a diet. I just don’t eat sugar. Without sugar, and given time for my body to adjust, the weight seems to just kind of float off effortlessly.
Check off the Calendar Everyday
I love coming to work, opening my computer and checking off another day on the no sugar calendar.
Do Cravings Still Come?
Cravings are down, way down. Like I said before, I can now stare a donut in the face without eating half a dozen. But, don’t believe those that tell you that the cravings disappear. They don’t.
I was taking my son to basketball practice yesterday and we passed by a Krispy Kreme.
I told him:
When I hit 100 Days off Of Sugar I’m going to Krispy Kreme and I’m getting 2 raspberry filled, 2 chocolate, 2 apple fritters and a handful of donut holes. I’m going to buy a medium chocolate milk. Then, I’m going to sit in one of the booths by myself and enjoy every last bite, shame free.
I really felt that way. And this might happen. I hope it doesn’t. But it might.
There’s a pretty good online discussion today about Cravings:
Here are some of the thoughtful comments.